Summit probes IT growth areas, from VN

VietnamVietnam Net — The two-day summit attracted the participation of more than 500 representatives, with two-thirds of them coming from organisations and firms that have applied IT in their operations. This proves that IT has been receiving growing attention from all sections. Participants at this year’s summit, themed “ITC and Smart Management,” discussed how to apply IT in all aspects of life, especially in the Government’s areas of concern such as health care, transportation, and other public services.

How startups can get a big boost from cloud computing services

SingaporeOne of the many challenges startups face when their platform takes off, is the ability to scale their functions quickly enough to accommodate a rapidly growing number of clients. Cloud computing providers help startups work around this problem by offering services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms, which offer not only customisable and intuitive interfaces that help startups implement new functions and changes to their platform effortlessly, but also a robust framework that ensures the security of the startups’ platforms.

Echelon Asia Summit to take place tomorrow! Here’s your survival kit

SingaporeMore than 2,500 delegates, 500 startups, 70 speakers – one sensational experience at Echelon Asia Summit to take place tomorrow. There are few last-minute tickets to the tech and business event, which boasts of insightful keynotes from industry leaders, workshops in the side rooms by some of the biggest tech companies in the world, exhibitions by corporates, and the TOP100 Startups, as well as the IoT Square and Drone Zone!

Computex (and Taiwan) Tries to Pivot to IoT, Wearables

TaiwanComputex, for those unfamiliar, is technology conference in Taipei, Taiwan that has largely focused on the IT and PC industry since it was started in the early ’80s. Over the last two years the show has tried to incorporate more mobile, IoT, and wearable technologies, in addition to the IT and PC markets. This year’s show had a collection of interesting IoT devices and inexpensive wearable devices that you don’t normally see. This year’s show had the usual big-name Taiwanese companies, including Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, MediaTek, but was missing larger Korean and mainland Chinese manufacturers such as Samsung, Lenovo, LG, etc.

CES Asia Proved Computex Has Nothing To Fear

China.gifWhen the Consumer Electronics Association first announced the dates of CES Asia last year, everyone thought that China was gunning for Taiwan’s Computex. While Computex and CES have always had slightly different roles in the broader tech ecosystem, as Computex leans more towards hardware and sourcing while CES is on the side of consumer electronics, nothing we saw from CES in Shanghai proves that it’s a threat to Computex.

Huawei Accelerates ICT Transformation for a Better Connected World

SingaporeSINGAPORE — At CommunicAsia 2015 held in Singapore, Huawei will showcase innovative ICT initiatives and solutions that enable businesses and consumers to succeed in the new digitised world. The rapid development of the mobile Internet has significantly changed user behaviour creating a new pattern of traffic consumption featuring five fundamental characteristics: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social; or ROADS in short.

Welcome to the Computex of Things

TaiwanComputex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will also feature a distinctly different vibe from previous years, as the Taiwan ICT supply chain has been transitioning its focus from the mature PC industry to the wild-west spirit of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable industries, where the winners and losers have yet to be determined and everybody has a chance to succeed.

Acer expands smart band lineup for Computex Taipei

TaiwanTaiwanese computer maker Acer has added three new models to its Liquid Leap smart band lineup that will be on display at Computex Taipei, the world’s second-biggest computer trade show scheduled for June 2-6. The three new members are the Leap Active for what Acer describes as “socially active young-minded consumers,” the Leap Fit for “health-conscious consumers,” and the Leap Curve with a curved screen for “urban style-seekers,” Acer said in a press release.

COMPUTEX Features Smart Technology, Mobile Computing, Cloud Commerce and Wearables

TaiwanTAIPEI, Taiwan - Asia’s largest B2B telecommunications product sourcing exhibition, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015, will be held beginning on June 2 for five days. One of the co-organizers, the Taipei Computer Association, stated that this year a total of 1,702 companies will participate in the exhibition in 5,072 booths. The exhibition is expected to attract over thirty eight thousand overseas buyers to Taiwan.

Computex to spotlight wearable devices

TaiwanComputex Taipei, the largest computer exhibition in Asia, is expected to place wearable devices under the spotlight to show off the latest innovation of the global high-tech industry, organizers said Saturday. Computex, the second largest information communications technology trade show in the world, will have exhibitors showcase a wide range of wearable products, such as smart watches, smart bracelets, smart glasses and even smart garments, organizers said.

China to extract value from big data

China.gifChina attaches great significance to big data and will roll out measures to encourage IT-related entrepreneurship and innovation, according to a message from the premier released Tuesday. Premier Li Keqiang left the message for the Big Data Expo, which opens on Tuesday in southwest China’s Guizhou province. “Data is a basic resource and an important productive force. Big data, combined with cloud computing and the Internet of Things, is rapidly and deeply changing the ways of production and living,” said Li in the message.

CES Asia Bringing Latest Technology Innovation to the Asian Marketplace

ChinaSHANGHAI — The inaugural CES AsiaTM launched yesterday with more than 200 of the world’s most important names in consumer technology, including Audi, China Mobile, Ford, IBM, Intel, and Volkswagen – gathering in Shanghai to introduce groundbreaking technology innovation that is shaping the future of the industry and improving the lives of consumers around the world. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-produced by INTEX, the 2015 CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace while shining a spotlight on Asian innovation.

HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices & Supplies Fair Opens Next Week

Hong KongHONG KONG, May 12, 2015 – (ACN Newswire) – A record of around 250 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions are expected to attend the sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, running from 18-20 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), the fair features an inaugural Canadian Pavilion and Taiwan Pavilion, along with 10 sector-specific zones.

Six cool games from the first Tokyo Indie Fest

JapanTokyo Indie Fest 2015 landed in the Japanese capital last week, joining 100 indie game studios from across the region with 2,000 attendees for a weekend of button mashing and screen tapping. The event fittingly took place in the heart of Tokyo’s geek graceland, Akihabara, and featured games for just about every platform imaginable: browser, mobile, PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and virtual reality. While we didn’t have an opportunity to try everything, here are six standout titles from the first Tokyo Indie Fest.

International CES Asia Expands Show Floor Due to High Demand

China.gifThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®today announced an expanded show floor for the inaugural International CES AsiaTM, an increase due to high market demand for exhibit space. Featuring top technology companies from around the world, CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.

Controversial free software pioneer makes his case at a Yangon seminar

MyanmarWith a background in computer programming, he has become a leading advocate for free software, the concept that software should be open to use, modification and distribution by anyone. Mr Stallman visited Yangon last week, bringing his often controversial message to local audiences. Along with other wordplay, puns received particular preference in his talk on free software and much more at downtown Yangon innovation lab, Phandeeyar, and helped demonstrate his distaste for proprietary software such as Microsoft Windows. At the April 2 event, he called Apple’s app store the “Crap” store, and renamed Amazon’s Kindle reader the “Swindle”.

Southeast Asia to See Spending of USD19 billion for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials by 2016

MalaysiaPenang, Malaysia, Apr 6, 2015 – (ACN Newswire) – Programme information is now available on the inaugural SEMICON Southeast Asia, which will run from 22-24 April at SPICE in Penang. The event, organised by SEMI, a global industry association, features an expanded programme and larger audience base focusing on Southeast Asia communities in the semiconductor and microelectronics sector. SEMI estimates spending of US$19 on semiconductor equipment and materials in the Southeast Asia region for 2015 and 2016.

Todai to Texas: These Japanese hardware startups wowed the crowd at SXSW (part 2)

JapanJapanese hardware startups were out in force at this year’s SXSW Interactive. In fact, the Japan section of the SXSW trade show was the largest display by any foreign country that made the trip to Austin. The University of Tokyo’s “Todai to Texas” area, which showcased 10 up-and-coming hardware startups, made up the bulk of the Japan section and was one of the event highlights. You can read all about Todai to Texas and their first five startups in yesterday’s post.

Scale wins in Aussie race for cloud racks

AustraliaAustralia’s data centre operators are in a race to scale out their facilities to meet the capacity demands of cloud providers and to prepare for the internet of things. Executives for the largest four operators – Equinix, Global Switch, Digital Realty and NextDC – used a panel discussion at the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit to discuss the pressure to build at scale while lowering costs. All agreed that data centre operators needed to demonstrate available capacity and their ability to scale in order to be considered a potential host for cloud service nodes.,scale-wins-in-aussie-race-for-cloud-racks.aspx

Merkel opens IT fair with China showcasing rise

China.gifHANOVER, Germany–German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. Merkel — who has visited China seven times in a decade — will meet Vice Premier Ma Kai as more than 600 Chinese companies exhibit their tech marvels at the CeBIT fair in the western city of Hanover.